Author Archives: MHI2016

Glenview Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Roughly bounded by the Southern Railroad, Lamar Avenue, South Parkway East and the Frisco Railroad, in Memphis Built: 1908-1968 Architectural Styles: Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, Bungalow / Craftsman, Commercial Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The Glenview Historic District is centrally located to many points in the city with easy access to major streets and highways. ...

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Germantown Redoubt (Fort Germantown Park)

Status: Preserved Address: 3085 Honey Tree Drive, Germantown Built: 1863-1864 Architectural Style: Park Original Function/Purpose: Park History: The Germantown Redoubt site is a hilltop fortification next to the Louisville and Nashville Railroad east of the older part of Germantown. It dates back to the Civil War as a point along the Memphis-Charleston Railroad, a vital Confederate supply route and is one ...

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Germantown Baptist Church

Status: Preserved Address: 2216 South Germantown Road, Germantown Built: 1871 Architectural Style: Late 1800s rural religious architecture Original Function/Purpose: Church History: The current sanctuary of the Germantown Baptist Church, formerly called the New Hope Church, was erected in 1871 after Union Army stragglers burned down the original in 1862. The original tin roof was replaced by asphalt shingles some time later, ...

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Gayoso-Peabody Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Portions of Monroe, Union and Gayoso Avenues, Peabody Place and Barboro Alley, Second and Third (now B.B. King Boulevard) Streets, and Main, Front and Hernando Streets, in Memphis Built: 1880-1927 Architectural Style: Victorian-Italianate, Cast Iron, Richardsonian Romanesque, other Commercial Original Function/Purpose: Commercial History: Gayoso-Peabody Historic District consists of certain blocks within the limits of Monroe Avenue and ...

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Gaston Park Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: South Third Street and Walker Avenue, Memphis Built: 1900, 1934 Architectural Style: Park Original Function/Purpose: Park History: John Gaston emigrated from France in the 1850s and made his way to Memphis by way of New York, where he is said to have perfected his culinary skills by working in the world-famous restaurant Delmonico’s. Using those skills, he would later make ...

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Galloway-Speedway Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: Portions of North Parkway and Faxon, Forrest, Galloway, and Greenlaw Avenues, between Leath Street and Waldran Boulevard, in Memphis Built: ca. 1900 – ca. 1950 Architectural Style: Bungalow / Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, American Foursquare, etc. Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The Galloway-Speedway neighborhood, centered around North Parkway, developed in the early twentieth century as Memphis ...

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Fowlkes-Boyle House

Status: Preserved Address: 208 Adams Avenue, Memphis Built: 1853 Architectural Style: Italianate Victorian Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: This elegant two-story townhouse was originally built for successful cotton factor and merchant Sterling Fowlkes. His family arrived in the Memphis area from Virginia sometime before 1840. After Fowlkes died in 1872, the home was sold to Thomas Raymond Boyle and his wife Margaret ...

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Fountain Court Historic District

Status: Preserved Location: 1155-1229 Fountain Court, Memphis Built: 1910-1940 Architectural Style: Various: Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Tudor Revival, Four Square, and Bungalow Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The Fountain Court Historic District is a neighborhood of 28 principal buildings, a unique local example of a “court” style subdivision plan. Its planner was Dudley Weaver, and the design is clearly compatible with the ...

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Forrest Park Historic District (Health Sciences Park)

Status: Endangered by loss of contextual features and may eventually be delisted. Location: Bounded by Union and Madison Avenues, and South Manassas and Dunlap Streets, in Memphis Built: 1899-1941 Architectural Style: Picturesque, Beaux Arts; park Original Function/Purpose: Park History: The design of Forrest Park was prepared by George Kessler to center on a large bronze equestrian statue of Confederate Civil War ...

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John M. Fleming Home Place

Status: Preserved Address: 1545 South Byhalia Road, Collierville Built: ca. 1850 Architectural Style: Greek Revival / Italianate Original Function/Purpose: Residential History: The John M. Fleming Home Place is a well-preserved example of a transitional Greek Revival / Italianate plantation home dating from ca. 1850. The surrounding farm contains a collection of agricultural tenant houses, outbuildings, and physical land features that offer ...

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